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Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
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Chicago, Illinois
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“You really do see Hippos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

2 days was enough. It was a stop off point for my family, seeing the Hippos at night was cool. Really enjoyed the "Elephant Whispers" close by. We stayed in a Chalet which was comfortable but with no A/C and just 1 ceiling fan (was hot at night even with all the windows open) suggest putting fan in loft area. Was a little disappointed that we never were greeted by the manager at any point in time, compared to other places.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We have recently returned from a tour of South Africa with Riviera travel (who we can thoroughly recommend). We stayed 3 nights at Hippo Hollow and really enjoyed the experience. The hotel rooms themselves are pretty basic but clean and comfortable but it is the surrounding that really sell this hotel. The restaurant overlooks a river and every night the hippos come swimming by and get out of the river to graze on the nearby river bank. One night we saw 6 hippos, one of them a baby. There are also crocodiles in the river - we only saw one, lazing on the river bank, we kept our distance! The hotel is conveniently placed for visits to the Kruger national park (about 15 mins drive away) so it is a cheaper option than staying in the park. All in all a good choice at a good price.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

We when with a tour and stopped at Hippo Hollow to go to Kruger National park . our room was ideal , just how you imagine an african hotel should be .The breakfasts --fruit , fryed , continental ==on an help youself basis . Easy distance to Kruger park.we also when to Elephant Whispers just up the road ==definately an experience .The evening safari --brilliant . The shangaan evening was very good (displays of tradition dancing --I wish I have their energy ). One of the pools was just outside our room .

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stayed at Hippo Hollow, as it was ideal for our visit to the Kruger park at the Hazyview entrance. The accomodation was good with the rooms being quite spacious, and with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans. However, it appears that a night, there are no hotel duty staff as the reception is locked up, and with no phones in the rooms. We made an early start to the park, only to find that our packed breakfasts had not materialised, and our guides were unable to contact the manager, or any other staff. This of course makes one wonder what would have happened if a medical emergency had occurred. Perhaps, if one just dies "quietly" the other guests wont be too inconvenienced!!!!!!!!!.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

This was a very nice hotel with a hippo grazing at night on the lawns of the hotel and swimming in the river by day! Our first day on the edge of Kruger national park gave immediate view of wildlife including elephant and crocodile on site! Good accommodation. Nice restaurant and bar although the Chiefs Boma evening was not a good standard at all which was a shame to have to say as it was in a good cause!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Having broken our vow of never returning to the same place twice because it would not be as good the second time around, we were delighted to find that our trip to Hippo Hollow in October 2011 was even better than our stay in 2009. To say it is a fanstatic place to stay would be doing it an injustice.

We stayed for 11 nights which is unusual as most people only grab a couple of nights on their journey through Africa. But if you are looking for peace and quiet but with plenty of things to do, perfect weather and the Kruger on your doorstep, you can't get better than Hippo Hollow.

I would say to everyone who complains about ants and bugs that this is real Africa (even though with a generous sprinkle of luxury) and if you can't cope with that, then stay in a clinically sealed hotel in Cape Town. Yes we did get insects in the room but what can you expect when you are on top of a hippo river, with crocs swimming by, monkeys playing on the veranda and elephants in the forest over the river. It is a small price to pay! I always say that it you have a mosquito net and a can of Doom you can stay anywhere in Africa comfortably!

The staff at Hippo Hollow are amazing and made us feel welcomed immediately. Our son is 8 and everyone went out of their way to talk to him and make sure he was looked after. It is a great place for families. In fact it is a great place for anyone! And would we come back again? Absolutely! This place is a gem.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Had an amazing stay with you during a Riviera holiday in October 2011 The Shangaan Evening was absolutely fantastic and the food (buffet) was excellent Rooms lovely and the staff friendly saving for our next visit. Thanks for everything

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Address: Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Family Hotel in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippo Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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